The Ghost in the Shell: Global Neural Network
This historic collaboration with legendary creator Shirow Masamune based on the classic manga features four all-new stories in a beautiful full-color 160-page hardcover, by some of the world’s most innovative comics writers and artists, plus a cover by the acclaimed Dustin Nguyen (Descender) and pinup illustration by Becky Cloonan.
The stories in Global Neural Network bring a 21st-century perspective to its questions of human identity and the border between mind and machine that made The Ghost in the Shell one of the most revered manga of all time, and unleash top Western comics artists on eye-popping action scenes starring Kusanagi, Batou, Togusa, Aramaki, and all the members of Section 9! Original stories by:
• Alex de Campi (Twisted Romance) and Giannis Milonogiannis (Prophet)
• Brenden Fletcher (Gotham Academy, Motor Crush) and LRNZ (Golem)
• Genevieve Valentine (Mechanique, Icon) and Brent Schoonover (The Astonishing Ant-Man)
• Max Gladstone (the Craft Sequence) and David López (All-New Wolverine)
Every Motoko Kusanagi.
“Star Gardens” is a short story about identity.
Going thru every single design for Motoko Kusanagi ranging
from the original manga one, to Arise and Stand Alone Complex,
“Star Gardens” raises a question about body/soul connection.
Who is the real Motoko Kusanagi?
Does our body change our soul?
Written by Eisner Award Nominee Brenden Fletcher
Working on this short story was amazing as I had the opportunity to work with one
of the best comic book creator and writer in the world, Brenden Fletcher.
Working with Brenden was incredible and he definitely tried to unleash all
of my visual potential setting up a very deep and intricate story in just 30 pages.
If you’re looking for a meditative, immersive and phylosophical take on Shirow’s classic, don’t miss this one.